Message from the Sheriff
As the holiday season approaches, I am reminded how fortunate I am to serve with such an outstanding group of people. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies,Correctional Officers and the Administrative support staff are dedicated, hard-working, and committed to serving the citizens of our County. These men and women lay their lives on the line everyday. I encourage you to give them a friendly smile or a kind word to let them know you appreciate them as much as I do. I am truly fortunate to have them by my side.
I am also fortunate to have a wonderful family and great friends to support me. I appreciate their patience and understanding for all the times I'm called out in the middle of dinner or the middle of the night. Their support means more than I could ever express.
Most of all, I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to the residents of Jefferson County. It's your efforts, working together that make our County a great place to live and work. I am thankful for the assistance you've provided through the hot line, website, and in person. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to the safety of our community.
The support you've shown to me and the entire Sheriff's Office during 2011 has been overwhelming. Thank you.
I look forward to 2012 with optimism. My commitment to the citizens of this County has never been stronger. I will continue to work with you to improve the quality of life for each resident we serve.
Sheriff Herrig has been employed at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office since 1982
In 1993 he was appointed by then Sheriff Roy Dunnaway to the position of Undersheriff
On April 4th 2008 he was appointed to the position of Sheriff by Governor Kathleen Sebelius to fill out the term of Sheriff Dunnaway.
Sheriff Herrig is a member of the National Sheriffs Association, Kansas Sheriffs Association, Capital Area Major Case Squad, International Association of Property & Evidence, Kansas Chiefs of Police Association, and Midwest Association of Certified Voice Stress Analysts.
On July 22,2009 Sheriff Herrig was appointed to represent the Kansas Sheriff's on the Kansas advisory group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency prevention by the Governor.